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EXBERLINER Issue 154, November 2016

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Our November issue explores Berlin's animal kingdom, from the thousands of wild foxes, boars, raccoons and rabbits that live here to the stuffed birds at the Natural History Museum to pampered pets and, yes, furries.

Plus, we take a trip to Golzow to meet the Syrian refugees who helped save Germany's most famous school, and interview British theatre superstar Katie Mitchell ahead of the premiere of her latest feminist switch-up.

And more, on newsstands now!

STUFFING FOR A LIVING
Two taxidermists talk about their passion for bringing dead animals back to life.

FURRIES
For Berlin's animal role-players, it isn't about the sex... or even the suits.

HUNTING WITH FRAT BROS
We went to Brandenburg to shoot deer with the old-school hunting fraternity Masovia.

THE FOXIEST BERLINERS
Divided by the Wall, nocturnal in Neukölln: how Berlin foxes are just like us.

WILD CITY
Wildlife officer Derk Ehlert on what makes Berlin an animal paradise.

BERLIN'S ANIMAL KINGDOM
How to adopt an iguana, pet a cat with your coffee, buy a dead butterfly and more hot tips.

MEET THE (PET) PARENTS
Are dogs (or cats) the new kids? These happy families might be proof.

ANIMAL TESTING PROPAGANDA WARS
Is that tortured monkey on the Tierschutzpartei poster really all that he seems?

“THE DOG ATE MY VIBRATOR!”
A Charlottenburg veterinarian tells all.

SICK PUPPIES
Who's poisoning Berlin dogs, and what is the city doing about it?

Also in this issue...

DIE (NEUE) KINDER VON GOLZOW
How Brandenburg villagers and Syrian refugees helped save Germany's famous school.

KATIE MITCHELL
The veteran Brit director talks about working with Elfriede Jelinek's words on the feminist Orpheus myth switch-up Shadow (Eurydice Speaks) at the Schaubühne.

CHAD HARTIGAN
The director of fish-out-of-water comedy Morris from America on why he identified with the story of an African American kid adjusting to life in Heidelberg.

AUTOMAT
The Berlin trio brings the final instalment of their “Tempelhof Trilogy”, OstWest, to the Roter Salon on November 27.

SAFIA DICKERSBACH
The woman behind art magazine Protocollum talks about the difficulties of representing non-Western perspectives in the art world.

BERLIN BITES
Spicy Szechuan noodles and formidable German sandwiches.

BEST OF BERLIN
A cereal bar, a hedonistic sketchbook, a frank sex talk and a cacao trip.

...and much, much more!